Accession Number : ADA115958

Title :   United States Metric Board. A Study of Metric Measurement and Legislation. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MIDDLESEX RESEARCH CENTER INC WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA115958

Report Date : 10 Sep 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : The report presents the results of the study question: does a need exist for effective change mechanism that will accommodate metric conversion at all levels of government? The results of the study provided the United States Metric Board with information which would enable the Agency to report to the Congress on the need for a new structural mechanism. The report was organized in an attempt to logically structure a very complex set of issues for the reader. The report describes the current United States metric environment, and the legislative and regulatory environment within the United States. It analyzes the need for an effective change mechanism and outlines the alternative change mechanisms identified. The study presents alternative change options and the study recommendations, as well as describing the data collection methodology. Finally, the report summarizes the relevant experiences of Canada and Australia. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Management planning and control, *Research management, *Metric system, *Conversion, Legislation, Feasibility studies, Measurement, Environmental impact statements, Computer programming, Data acquisition, Economic analysis, Experimental data, Industries, United States, Canada, Australia

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE